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£2,325raised of £2,000 target by 40 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,325 to help pay for an operation for one of our South African colleagues

    Location
    Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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    Funded on Friday, 2nd December 2016

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    Our colleague, Grant Davey, in the Purchase to Pay Team in South Africa needs an operation to remove a non-malignant tumour of the 8th cranial nerve (vestibular schwannoma) growing in the left side of his head.

    It is a fairly rare tumour. He and his wife have exhausted all of their financial abilities just in the diagnosis of this condition and have no way of financing the operation he need to try and remove this tumour.

    The funds already raised helped to cover the costs of MRI, multiple audio and balance tests, visits to specialists and other expenses related to the tumour. As soon as he has enough money raised then he can arrange the operation.

    This tunour is found in about 20 of a million people and only makes up 10% of brain tumours. It normally causes hearing loss on the side it develops over a long period of time. He has lost most of his hearing in the left ear already linked to SSHL (sudden sensonearo hearing loss). He now suffers from vertigo and un-equilibrium. In March this year his bottom left lip started going numb. After an MRI on 18th April this year they discovered it was a tumour.

    Because the tumour is still classified as small the best option is to operate and remove it. The other options are a very specialised radiation treatment called a gamma knife but it has the potential of causing complication later in life.

    The operation is normally a 10+ hour brain surgery. It is incredibly complicated and specialised. There is only one team in South Africa that have the necessary experience to perform this operation and that’s what makes it expensive (34,000 EUR).

    During the operation they will monitor his facial nerve continuously to make sure they don’t damage it and remove the tumour without traumatising it to much.

    Please do what you can to help our colleague Grant raise funds for this operation.

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    • Matt Twilley

      Matt Twilley

      2 months ago

      Matt Twilley

      Thanks Elena, the donation you made has been well received! Again to all supporters, this is an amazing show of support from colleagues in the team and beyond. Extremely proud that we can help our friend Grant when he is in need. Of course, he still has a way to go and will be taking some further MRI scans very soon to check on his status. If you are able to encourage your friends and families, or even businesses that you work closely with to support us, I am nearly sure we can make even more impact to the 35,000 Euros needed.

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    • Matt Twilley

      Matt Twilley

      4 months ago

      Matt Twilley

      This is our colleague Grant Davey, who desperately needs help to get an operation on a brain tumour

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    4 months ago

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    40

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 28, 2016

      £10.00

    • Reka

      Reka

      Nov 28, 2016

      £10.00

    • Vivek Lokur

      Vivek Lokur

      Nov 26, 2016

      Get well soon.

      £10.00

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    Matt Twilley

    Matt Twilley

    Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

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